Programs A-Z

  • If you've ever turned on the radio and said, "That ain't country," then "Across the Tracks" is for you. Where the roots of country music veer into bro country territory is where host Blair Gillespie gets out the pruning sheers.

    You'll...

  • Host Blair Gillespie has a keen ear for great music. Tune in for classic standards and the newest in progressive bluegrass, and related acoustic music every Thursday, from 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm. 

  • Nobody's really sure, but we think Jon Iverson started hosting this program, formerly called The Last Jazz Show, on Tuesday nights at KCBX sometime around 1980. A refugee from free-form FM rock radio, he quickly dove into the KCBX jazz library...

  • Janelle Younger features mostly acoustic, handmade, and homespun music. You’ll hear singer-songwriters, live music, local performers, and lots more. Tune in to check out the best new music, and get re-acquainted with some old favorites every...

  • Casa Babylon is an eclectic music program which aims to look at the various modern and traditional musical movements in the American continent and beyond. The name, Casa Babylon, is taken from Mano Negra's seminal 1994 recording titled "Casa...

  • Citizen Sound with Shawn Hafley pays homage to the golden era of FM radio -- exploring genres, eras, themes, deep tracks and music often overlooked just waiting to be discovered for the first time or once again. Hear Citizen Sound every Sunday...

  • Once upon a time…the folklorists and cultural anthropologists denounced singers like Joan Baez and the Kingston Trio as being “Citybilly,” inauthentic for not learning the songs they sang via oral tradition. But times had changed. We don't...

  • Larry Rutter offers up a musical menu of bright and engaging selections from the pre-Baroque to contemporary periods, with instrumentation that ranges from solo guitar to a full symphony orchestra. Plus, there are occasional suggestions of...

  • Classical music from far and wide with your host Rob Kimball. Listen every Wednesday from 8:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

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    Only on KCBX FM.

  • Join John Pillow each week for chamber music from the Renaissance through the 20th Century, centered around the first Viennese school of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. The Final Vinyl Hour will on occasion feature vintage recordings...

  • Step into the Club every Friday evening for a sampling of music from "The Jazz Age" with Guy Rathbun. Across the spectrum of pop and jazz from the late teens to the early 1930s, this weekly series invites you the share in the talents and tales...

  • Big Daddy Cain, Dee-troit Deb and Neal Losey alternate as hosts of a show that will send you into a groove with the best in acoustic and electric blues. Join us every Saturday night to celebrate the Blues.

  • Keep your Saturdays energized with mid-day jazz that embodies the spirit of freedom, the essence of jazz, and the joy of dance. Tune in for jazz tinged with world, funk, blues, r&b, fusion and even a little classical now and then.

  • Since 1980, Fred Friedman has enjoyed playing a wide variety of jazz from the '50s all the way up to the present, even playing a little blues, r&b, pop or other styles every now and then. He loves to hear from his listeners and playing...

  • Jazz Overnight features a selection of tunes hand-picked from the KCBX library by our music director, Neal Losey. New and old vocals and instrumentals, from the classics to the obscure, keep you grooving though the wee hours every night of the...

  • Craig Russell and Bettina Swigger host a weekly glimpse into the recording archives of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Monterey County performing arts organizations. In addition to outstanding moments from concerts past, we’ll learn about...

  • A show featuring classical guitar in its many forms. This show particularly emphasizes new guitarists and new pieces. Tune in for a musical discussion about classical guitar, artists and interviews.

  • The Morning Cup is a program that is about good music. Good music of all types. You will hear some of the rising new artists from today as well as legends from the past. Join Neal Losey each weekday morning as he plays jazz, soul, blues,...

  • Explore music from around the world every Sunday night. Jim Dee and Andy Zink guide you on audio adventures to locales far and near, playing traditional and contemporary international music that is both compelling and tantalizing.

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  • Take a ride on the Night Train every Saturday night with hosts Neal Losey and JT de la Torre as they give you the best sounds of soul, funk, and R&B. The show will focus mainly on American Black pop music from the 1950s to the 1980s, as...

  • Greg Perry and Judy Philbin host Pacific Standard Time. You’ll hear songs from The Great American Songbook written for the musical stage and Hollywood screen by songwriters like Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and...

  • Join "Little Robbie" Kimball for a little bit of country, alternative folk, and other eclectic picks from Rob's own collection. If your tastes in music just can't be pigeonholed, you'll love these two hours of surprising musical diversity every...

  • Early Jazz, New Orleans, Chicago, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie, Western Swing, Rockabilly & more....

    Carl Sonny Leyland was born & raised on the South Coast of England, growing up close to the city of Southampton. As a child he...

  • RITMO Y SABOR! ... Join Steve "Gato" Montes for the rhythmic sounds of Latin jazz and salsa every Friday, from 10:00 PM until midnight.  

  • Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Some of the greatest hits of the baroque include Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concertos,...

  • Classical music host Ilona Stone brings you an afternoon of beautiful music from across the centuries.

    Join Ilona every Sunday from 2 pm until 4 pm.

  • New jazz releases and some of the best jazz from the past, all from the extensive KCBX archives. Listen in every Wednesday, from 10:00 pm until 1:00 am.

    Only on KCBX FM.

  • The Road Home is a weekly radio program of music rooted in American tradition -- a tradition built on musical influences from all over creation! This show follows a musical journey from home to "out there" to home again. The Road Home is all...

  • Jerome Taylor unravels the common threads that connect the music of different styles, cultures and experiences.

    Listen every Friday from 8:30 until 10:00 PM. Only on KCBX Public Radio.